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  1. Mmm I can't agree about the misuse of articles, but if we are talking in practical terms, you really don't need it and refrain from using them will allow people to still communicate each other just fine. Seems fairly straightforward and simple,just like Esperanton, I encourage you to make a video showing all the proper pronountiations. Which I guess it might sound quite dutch. By the way, there are companies that are dedicated to design languages for entertainment media like movies or tv series. The Doth'raki language from Games of Throne is an example of them. 

  2. The modern dialects of Nahuatl spoken in the Valley of Mexico are closest to Classical Nahuatl, which was the tongue of the ancient aztecs. According to sources,  is spoken by about 1.5 million people in Mexico. The majority of speakers live in central Mexico, particularly in Puebla, Veracruz, Hildago, San Luis Potosi, Guerrero, Mexico (state), El Distrito Federal, Tlaxcala, Morelos and Oaxaca, and also in El Salvador.

  3. After giving some thoughts about it, I realized that the hardest languages to learn are the most obscure ones, that also are quite faraway of your native tongue's grammar and alphabet structure. And with obscure I meant languages with very scarce learning sources and where only a few people actually are fluent on it. 

  4. To say that Latin is dead, though in some sense true, is not a particularly helpful observation when it comes to education. Plato and Cicero and Shakespeare and George Washington and the rest of the Founding Fathers are also dead, but we still study them because they have important things to say about human nature and have shaped our civilization.

  5. According to sources, Nikolai Tesla spoke eight languages: Serbo-Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin. That He was a genius is something completely out of question, but I wonder how He was his approach to learn a skill. He was an inquisitive man, and I He knew how to harness the power of his mind and use it to take advantage of all its potential.  If everyone could do the same, I'm sure many people would be really surprised to realize what are the capable of.

  6. On 02-08-2016 at 9:38 AM, AgentD22 said:

    I'll start, my favorite villain is Darth Vader from the Star Wars movies, I love the fact that he is so menacing, although his story is not about a power hungry/totalitarian psycho; but the story of a man who failed his master and had to live hating himself only to be redeemed by his son at the end, beautiful stuff.

    Mr. House, from Fallout New Vegas. An ambitious scientist that found his own way towards immortality, although at the expense of his own quality of life. Anyways, Mr. House is an eccentric bloke and the mind behind the foundation of a Post Apocalyptic Las Vegas, restoring not only the brimming wealth of former classic Vegas but all the decadence for what is also well known (hookers, snobbish societies, gangs, booze, etc.). 

    He's not necessarily an evil person, but He can easily antagonize your interests if you choose not to follow his selfish dream of establishing a technocracy; where only House will have the moral authority to decide which technology humanity shall develop, or which set of laws are suitable to shape human behaviour.

  7. Right now with terrorism and all the immigration tension out there from the middle-east. Is a controversial choice of language, but a valid one nevertheless. I suggest to list the reason which one you are going to learn first, and learn the another afterwards. Don't attempt to learn both languages until you reach a reasonable level of fluency on one first, Spanish is the ideal first choice, since you'll learn it faster given your interest over the language is the same as arabic.

  8. More than non-native speakers. I shall say it is easier to learn from people that actually learn another language and become fluent on it. Is not the language itself, but the experience to know what are the most effective strategies to successfully learn a language. Native speakers didn't learn their mother tongue fast, they were exposed to their environment and afterwards spent decades on institutions being instructed in the proper use of grammar and pronounciation. 

  9. You can also use Jitsi instead of Skype if you don't want to setup a video call software. Is just a matter of access to the webpage and create a room for you to use, and afterwards send the room's link to allow your contact access inside. It less bandwidth intensive than skype and adjust the video feed speed with your connection. 

  10. Both English and Deutshe have a germanic origin; wherefore they share similarities. Technically speaking, English is similar to any latin origin language, in regards of some vocabulary and sentence's structure. But I have zero experience with other germanic languages to tell more similarities. Maybe someone that knows dutch or danish could elaborate more. 

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